Saturday, May 21, 2005

Slackin' Off!

I really am knitting like crazy! I've gotten alot done on the cotton "rainbow sherbert" shawl and have most of the back of the orange cotton sweater done, but, what's taking up so much of my time is the lace shawl class I'm taking from Needlecraft University ( It's a 3 week class and today is the 3rd week but, after a really slow start (I had to rip the thing out so many times I lost count) I've actually managed to get 5 repeats of the pattern done. I think I have a few more to go, but I'm enjoying it now. I'll be the last one to post a picture of the it finished, but it'll be worth it, it's a beautiful pattern.

I had to do something different today so I made the "Nantasket Basket" and will try to get it felted tomorrow. I'll also try to get some pictures, but we haven't had much sun around here lately.

So, have a good weekend all and happy knitting!

Friday, May 13, 2005

Piglet/Piggy's #3. Okay, the Pigs are all here.  Posted by Hello
Nothing? Yes, this is Nothing, the Pig! I like the looks of the other pigs better! Posted by Hello
Piggy toes and Piglets. That's what we accomplished today. No knitting, no scrapbooking, but look at these cute pigs! Pigs of all descriptions! Aren't they cute? Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

I'll wait and post the picture of the rainbow sherbert shawl and all the details of that tomorrow or Friday. Need to save something for another day, this sweater isn't going real fast, the shawl isn't either and in between all that I'm doing the Lace Shawl Class. Have a picture of that in progress too. So, more pictures in a day or so.  Posted by Hello
Here's a close up. The yarn, guess I should tell you what kind of yarn, in case I want to make something with it again. The yarn is called Pawling, made in Italy by Filofin, 100% cotton, 89 yards in a ball. I love the color! Posted by Hello
This is my Marigold cotton sweater. It's been ripped out atleast 5 times (probably more) but I just love it and can't wait till it's done. This is only the back, still have the front and sleeves, but it's fun to do with all the eyelets and cables. Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Here's a picture to brighten up this entry. This is my very first EVER rose - grown by me! There were actually 2 of them on there but I love this close up. Have 3 more buds on the other rose bush, so might have more pictures soon. A rose for you! Posted by Hello

It's been 10 days?

Guess I've been a little slow with this blog updating, but I have been busily knitting along, just hasn't amounted to much. I'm making the most awesome summer sweater (more like fall, too hot in here to be wearing a sweater) but I've had a few problems with it and after 13" and 2 mistakes that I thought stuck out like sore thumbs, ripped it all out and at first thought I'd just forget it. After sleeping on it, I just couldn't give up on it cause I really like this pattern and I WANT THAT SWEATER! So, Tuesday I cast on again and have about 4 or 5" done and not one mistake yet! I'll try to get a picture of my WIP (work in progress) as soon as the sun shines around here. But, it's gorgeous and it's color name is marigold!

I've also been working on the "rainbow sherbet shawl" but only when I need mindless knitting. It's about 15" long and I'm going to keep going till I run out of yarn. I'll try to get a picture of that too, and list the yarns correct name. It's cotton, and real pretty. Saturday I'm taking an online lace knitting class. It's with I'm going to do it in a pale peach color and send it to your Great Grandma for her 90th birthday this summer. Hope I can do it, lace is something I haven't done much of, but this class online sounds like a good way to learn stuff. I'm looking forward to it.

I also had to quit everything in there somewhere and make 2 baby blankets, which I crocheted and one of them didn't get photographed. I forgot. Darn!

So, progress is slow here, but progress is being made. Hope you can wait till tomorrow to see the pictures and the colors!

Got some really neat scrapbooking supplies for you today. Between my yarn buying spree and finding you scrapbooking bargains, we might not eat this week! I FORGOT TO TELL YOU - I found the new yarn shop today, Wild Fiber Yarns, and loved it. They have a lot of different stuff than the Red Needle, which I went to after finding Wild Fiber. I had a great yarn shopping day and came home with 3 bags of stuff. Oh, the 3rd bag came from Michaels, where I got some Lion Brand Woolease to make myself a winter sweater some day. It's the same yarn I made Jugheads vest out of. I can't wear 100% wool, and this is wool but mostly acrylic so it'll work for me. And, it's a pretty pattern, but I'll save that for when I start it someday.

Have a great weekend.
Love ya,